Stop negative thoughts

Negative thoughts create self fulfilling prophecies. That was a Facebook post I posted recently but what does it really mean? It means that what you think about negatively, is actually creating it in the future. So you definitely need to stop negative thoughts from becoming a part of your thinking.

Why you need to stop thinking so negatively

So, by the very fact that you’re thinking about what you don’t want, you’re actually asking your mind to create it. Whether it be an argument, whether it be a problem at work, whether it be a problem at home, whatever it is.

What you think about is going to manifest it or a version of it. So it could be something as simple as thinking  I’ve got a train journey and I really don’t want to feel anxious on that train. And then what you do is you start imagining how you would feel, and the events that could happen.

How anxiety starts

Let’s imagine you’ve got that train journey weekend ahead. And what you’re thinking about is, every day, being anxious on that train. What you’re actually doing is rehearsing, to be anxious. And there’s a very high probability that when you get there that that will be the case, then you start thinking the trains the problem!

The train isn’t the problem. It’s the fact that without realising it, you’ve been rehearsing anxiety. You’ve been rehearsing having panic attacks or whatever it is that you do. So your negative thoughts then become that self fulfilling prophecy.

The solution to negative thoughts

So, we have to be very careful what we think about, because without realising it people are rehearsing their next problem. You must stop negative thoughts before they get a grip. And it seems so innocent, doesn’t it. Think about what you don’t want because you think surely, by thinking about what I don’t want, I’m going to prevent it, or at very least, I’ll be better prepared for it.

So what you need to do instead is think about what outcome, do I want on that train, on that job interview, in that personal thing that is going on in your life. What is the outcome that I do want, and actually start mentally rehearsing, that outcome instead.

Hope that makes sense why you must stop negative thoughts. If you want more personal assistance with this you can book in a chat with me below.

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Symptoms of anxiety

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

The purpose of this video is to give you some answers to the questions I get asked every week. I will cover most aspects of anxiety and the most common issues people have with it.

A breakdown of the video content is as follows.

What is anxiety?

How does it start?
Nobody is born with anxiety. It is a learned response.
Only 2 fears.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Feeling of impending doom.
Anticipating something bad is going to happen.
Struggling to breathe.
Struggling to swallow.
Heart palpitations.

The most common types of anxiety I work with.

Health anxiety.
General anxiety.
Social anxiety.
Driving anxiety.

Anxiety myths.

Anxiety cannot be fully cured it can only be managed. CBT.
Anxiety is a disease.
The longer you have it the harder it is to get rid of.
Antidepressants are the answer.

Anxiety truths.

Anxiety needs you to keep it going.
Anxiety can be cured.
Anxiety gets worse if you don’t fix it.
You didn’t fail CBT, CBT failed you!